Wednesday Open Forum



Wednesday, the best day of the week, new comic book day. It is like your birthday in the middle of each week (well, one where you buy your own presents.)

We open things up to hear from you. A free for all.

The 136th edition of the open forum!

I will have something cool to announce in a little bit. Keep an eye out.

As always we also want to hear about your weekly pickups.
So, What were your pick ups?
What had disappeared off the shelves?
What was sitting on the shelves?
What back issue deals did you grab?

Here are my weekly pick ups for 5/17/17


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59 Responses to Wednesday Open Forum

  1. Brian Soucie says:

    Flash 22 and that’s it… Still looking for a TMNT 1 2nd print ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. John F. says:

    Harley Quinn #20 Cho variant
    I’ll keep an eye for that God Country Color and B&W, too

  3. Brennan says:

    Hope everyone has had a good week. I’ve been super busy with the move and the wedding rapidly approaching. I looked at, no joke, over 900 end tables this week. Ugh! Apparently I’m supposed to have an opinion on that sort of thing.
    Anywhoo, here are my grabs this week:
    Deadpool v punisher
    Green lanterns
    Justice league
    Secret empire
    Star wars
    Flash – lenticular
    Mighty Thor
    Wild storm
    Zombie tramp – both versions of the rodrix cover, normal and risque

    Shoot, it’s a bigger week than I thought. I’ll probably hear about this one.

    • OC_Guy says:

      Congrats on the wedding!…. Three years of being married I was out today looking at dressers…like I’m supposed to have an opinion on those, so I hear ya! It never ends, but that’s part of the fun! Enjoy!

      • Brennan says:

        Lol I’ve tried to explain that my whole life I’ve never had a say in decor or furniture except for where I live now, and that’s just a mismatched hodgepodge of things I’ve gathered over the years. So if she wants that style I’m good, otherwise leave me alone!!!

    • So I’m not the only one who gets a talking to when they spend too much at the comic shop? Welcome to married life lol.

  4. A. King says:

    I’m not even sure what I’m going to pick up tomorrow. I know I pre-ordered 2 of the God Country b/w, and I did find a copy of Medisin #1b over the weekend.

  5. Shines says:

    This week is Flash ( all covers- Jay Garrick!), Cho Harley, & God Country.

    At a little con this past weekend, in the fifty cent boxes I found the 2nd print variants to Justice #2, 4, & 5 by Alex Ross. And today, visiting an out of town shop, in a clearance box of $3.00 variants I found Captain Marvel #14 1:20 cosmic variant.

  6. Clark Gerdes says:

    Not sure what else besides god country, supersons, royal city #3, and flash 22 this week. I went to Ontario comic con last week and it was a really good crowd. I was able to find Gamora’s 1st appearance Strange Tales #180 in great shape and had Jim Starlin sign it. Totally stoked.

  7. Alana says:

    Tonight’s episode of the Flash is a prime example of why the Flash movie is having problems, no way a 2hr flick can compete with the fully developed Flash television series that’s been so well done and covered so much of the Flash. Trying to copy the success of the beloved breakout television show with a movie with a different actor as Barry going to be a hard sell to fans of the show.

    • Anthony says:

      Well said. It makes no sense what they are trying to do. In fact, it is insulting to the tv actor they cast another person as flash in Justice League.

      • Jonathan hoffman says:

        Hollywood is a fickle mistress lol. Contractual obligations/limitations, who owns the rights to this and that and who’s viewed as a capable “lead” on the big screen VS T.V. all play a factor. But are we really expecting the actor from Supergirl to stand next to the current cast of the justice league if her character ever makes it into a movie?

      • JayClue says:

        Yes. That would be awesome. The difference between film and tv isn’t the actors. It’s the budget. I’m sure whatever actress plays Supergirl would be just fine next to the current justice league line up. Why wouldn’t we expect that?

      • Brennan says:

        The TV actor is better, the TV outfit is better, the lighter tone of the show will be better, etc..
        This is why the dcu is dead before it even starts.

      • Jonathan hoffman says:

        We wouldn’t expect that because, as we sit here and discuss this, we keep referring to the actress as “her” because we don’t even know her name. She’s a “C” tier WB tv actress and wold never be considered for the role of supergirl on the silver screen. That’s just how things work. If people actually watched that show like they do TWD or Game of Thrones then maybe, but when’s the last time sometime someone said “Yo! You see Supergirl last night?!” Lol

      • Brennan says:

        Jonathan, we say her because it’s easier to type out than Melissa Benoist.
        And I bet you’d like her more if you’d seen her leaked fappening pics!

      • Anthony says:

        Is that a google-able term?

      • Anthony says:

        Oops. Just found them.

      • agentpoyo says:

        Brennan, liking Melissa Benoist naked and liking her acting are two totally different things though.. it’s kind of like saying.. I love my wife when she’s not talking, she’s the most beautiful person in the room.. oh snap, now she’s talking, I hate her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Anthony says:

        Story of my life.

      • agentpoyo says:

        I looked up those pics myself of Supergirl.. today is now going down as a good day! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Anthony says:

        She has some secret superpowers that are not shown on tv.

      • agentpoyo says:

        Oh and for the record, my wife says I’m perfect too.. until I open my mouth. Which I agree though, I’m a real asshole unless I’m just nodding and smiling quietly. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Brennan says:

        Hahaha you are correct poyo, I was really just looking for a non-pervy way to let you know that those pics are out there!

      • Brennan says:

        Also poyo, I’ve dated girls in the past where I’ve found myself in that exact scenario. It was all good, until she opened her mouth to speak.

      • Jonathan hoffman says:

        Lmao “The Fappening”? With Marky Mark??
        I’m not trying to bash her acting, just saying there’s little to no chance of her playing a Supergirl role in a movie. If they did that then the series and movie would instantly become cannon. That could lead to problems if the story lines don’t match up, Fanboys would freak, riots would ensue!
        Thanks for the heads up on her secondary career!

      • JayClue says:

        I was saying ‘her’ because I didn’t know her name. Lol. But i honestly don’t know the names of the actors who play movie flash and movie cyborg. And the only reason I know Gadot and the Superman guy (I forget his name right now) is because they are Superman and WW. I didn’t know who they were before. Cavil! Just remembered. The majority of today’s Hollywood actors are not special, so, I believe that tv Supergirl would be fine in a movie role of the same character.

      • A. King says:

        If I were the TV Flash and they didn’t cast me in the movie, I would be like I’m gone. He could probably just do con’s and make a pretty good living.

      • Brennan says:

        A. King – that’s easy to say but hard to do. Beyond having a contract, grant may actually want to work in the industry again. You screw off of a major show like that, you’re probably not going to get hired again.
        I’m also fairly certain that the salary for the show is far greater than the money made at conventions.
        There’s also far less travel involved when shooting the show.
        Besides, the shows a hit and the movies will not be. This is far better for his brand.

  8. JCH says:

    Light week for me … Spawn, God Country and Flash. Was able to snag #1 Gold Foil variants for Extremity, Curse Words, Rose and Youngblood and at great prices… nice little find, but no luck finding Spawn variants for God Country in my area… pretty much limited to one LCS now.

  9. Eric R says:

    I thought it would be a light week, but when I hit the shops I came home with a bunch of stuff!

    Pickup this week:
    Deadpool OGN with Liefield artwork (welcome back 90’s)
    God Country #5 (all 4 covers)-only one store had the Spawn variants and they only had 1 of each
    Harley Quinn (Cho variant-awesome artwork again!)
    Secret Empire #2 (Campbell variant-was going to flip but now I think I might try for the whole series)
    Zombie Tramp #5 (Carrie Fisher tribute? covers)
    Eclipse #7

    Happy Hunting everyone!

  10. schweizerdavid says:

    Picking up:
    Low 18 (best book out there after Saga and Monstress)
    Spread 21
    Squirrel Girl 20
    God Country 5
    American Gods 3 (maybe)

    Back issue pickups:
    Venom 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 (Sam Kieth covers)
    Critters 21 (tribute to Carl Barks’ Dell Four Color #199 cover of Donald Duck as a sheriff with an Isz from Maxx replacing Donald, signed by Sam Kieth)

  11. Anthony says:

    Here are my weekly pickups. Bigger week than expected. Some good stuff came in the mail which is in the video too.

  12. American Monster
    Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys
    Night Owl Society
    The Spirit (francavilla)
    4 Kids Walk Into a Bank?!? Is this really out? It’s on my list but I won’t believe it until I get to the shop and see it in my pull.

    BIgger week for me. I’m way over my usual $20 a week budget. Like Brennan mentioned…I’ll probably hear about this one.

  13. michael cox says:

    No spawn variants at all at 3 comics i visited before lunch.

  14. Kirk Lange says:

    Pick Ups
    5x Heathen #1 2nd Print
    5x Pestilence #1 (my LCS got them late)
    2x Flash #22
    2x Zombie Tramp #35 Not Risque
    1x Seven To Eternity #1 2nd Print

  15. J. Coleman says:


    Flash 22 3d cvr
    Batman 23 reg cvr
    Harley Quinn 20 var cvr
    Spread 21
    Freeway Fighter 1 cvr C (I wanted the Hack cover but couldn’t find it!)


    Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows Vol 2 #6 Cover A Regular Ryan Stegman Cover
    Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #26 Cover A Regular Alex Ross Cover
    American Gods Shadows #2 Cover A Regular Glenn Fabry Cover 1st ish was good!
    Amerikarate #2 Cover A Regular Devin Roth Cover
    Arhian Head Huntress #5
    Batman #418
    Black Panther And The Crew #1 Cover C Variant John Tyler Christopher Action Figure Cover
    Captain America Sam Wilson #21 Cover A Regular Daniel Acuna Cover
    Comic Shop News #1562
    Copperhead #12
    Dark Tower Guide To Gilead
    Detective Comics Vol 2 #954 Cover B Variant Rafael Albuquerque Cover
    Flash Vol 5 #20 Cover A Regular Carmine Di Giandomenico Cover
    Green Valley #7
    Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Grimm Tales Of Terror Vol 3 #4 Cover B Antonio Bifulco
    Harrow County #22
    Kingpin Vol 2 #3 Cover A Regular Jeff Dekal Cover
    Medisin #1 Cover A Regular David Brame Cover Back in stock @ Midtown
    Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys The Big Lie #2 Cover A Regular Faye Dalton Cover 1st ish good!
    Old Man Logan Vol 2 #21 Cover A Regular Andrea Sorrentino Cover
    Plastic #2 Cover D Variant Daniel Hillyard Spawn Month Black & White Cover NEXT WEEK
    Power Man And Iron Fist Vol 3 #15
    Promo Comic Neon Joe
    Ragnarok #12 Cover B Variant Lee Weeks Subscription Cover
    Red Dog #1 Cover B Variant Tom Velez Cover Specin’
    Rose #1 Cover A 1st Ptg Regular Ig Guara Cover
    Scooby Apocalypse #12 Cover B Variant Paul Gulacy Cover I can’t stop reading this!

    Secret Warriors Vol 2 #1 Cover E Regular Tradd Moore Cover Signed By Matthew Rosenberg (Secret Empire Tie-In)(Limit 1 Per Customer) @ Midtown

    Spencer & Locke #1 Cover A Regular Jorge Santiago Jr Cover
    Star Wars Doctor Aphra #6 Cover B Variant Rod Reis Star Wars 40th Anniversary Cover
    Suicide Squad Vol 4 #15 Cover A Regular John Romita Jr & Richard Friend Cover
    Supergirl Vol 7 #8 Cover A Regular Emanuela Lupacchino & Ray McCarthy Cover
    Vampirella Vol 7 #2 Cover I Incentive Emma Vieceli Black & White Cover
    Voracious Feeding Time #5 Cover A Regular Jason Muhr Cover
    Weapon X Vol 3 #1 Cover B Variant David Nakayama Marvel Hip-Hop Cover
    Winterworld Vol 1 #3
    Wonder Woman Vol 5 #20 Cover B Variant Jenny Frison Cover
    X-Men Blue #1 Cover C Variant Skottie Young Baby Cover

  16. A. King says:

    Just Rebirth stuff for me today…….
    Superman and Super Sons both covers
    Nightwing #21b
    Over the weekend I did find something I’ve been looking for for a while The Dark Avengers hardcover for cover, I’ve seen it online for double and triple cover but I finally found it in the wild. Also Midtown has copies of Solar Flare #1 up (Limit of one per).

  17. JayClue says:

    My X-Men Gold #1 JSC exclusives came in the mail today! And only 2+ months after the book was released. I am not a huge fan of JSCs artwork, but preordered these books from his website because I liked the retro cover. This is the 2nd time ive bought directly from his store, and this is second time Ive been disappointed. I bought a signed Josie and the Pussycats last year that arrived with a huge crease in the middle of the spine, when I contacted them I was ignored. This time they ship the books out 6-7 weeks after the book was released. F@ck that guy, never again. My other pick ups this week were:
    Flash #22, lenticular and cover c
    X-Men Gold #4
    Spawn #1 25th, McFarlane cover
    Secret Empire #2, Hydra Hero Variant (I really like Sorrentinos work)
    Harley #20, A x1, B x4
    Generation X #1, reg and corner box
    Star Wars #31, reg x1, 40th x2
    God Country #5 A, B & B&W Spawn x2
    Batman #23
    Animosity #7
    Eleanor and the Egret #2

    Batman #608, 1st Hush
    X-Men Gold #1 JSC Exclusive, A&B set
    Silk #1, 1st series
    ASM #1H, 3rd series
    Catwoman #43, Jock cover
    Incredible Hulk #339, McFarlane art
    Incredible Hulk #346, McFarlanes last work on title
    Marvel Tales #209, reprints ASM #129
    Marvel Tales #224, McFarlane art
    Marvel Tales #232, McFarlane art
    Marvel Tales #238, McFarlane art

    • JayClue says:

      More Mail:
      WWH #1, 1:25 $8 CDN
      New X-Men #128, 2nd Fantomex $6
      New Avengers #35, Venomized Wolvie cover $8 CDN

  18. noonanart says:

    What happens whenI go to the comic store on Thursday instead of Wednesday:
    Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #2, sold out
    God Country #5, sold out
    Flash #22(lenticular cover) sold out

    What I found:
    Bombshells #27. Some curiosity over this regular cover.
    Eleanor and the Egret #2. There was some hype over first issue, so maybe..
    Flash #22(B cover)
    Pestilence #1(reg cover) for $8, not too bad for a hot book.
    Rose #2(B cover)
    Royal City #3
    Secret Empire #2(Andrea Sorrentino cover)
    Star Trek The Next Generation: Mirror Broken #1(reg cover)
    Star Wars #31(reg cover)

  19. Birdman says:

    That is the cover I did buy. I am hoping it is the 1st appearance of Hydra/Hybrid Spidey Ock whose popularity surpasses Venom. Maybe?

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